Startup Grind is on a mission to give startups everywhere the education, opportunities, and access they need to build, grow, and scale their company. The Web3 evolution will ultimately change how startups achieve success. Our regional virtual summits aim to bridge the gap between Web2 and Web3. Join us to explore what Web3 is, how it's changing the internet, and bridging the gap between Web2 and Web3. Our sessions include Q+A's with top experts and investors who are at the forefront of building and investing in the next wave of the web.
Fireside Chat - Dr. Radhakrishna Dasari Technical Educator Web3 Foundation
Web3 Foundation nurtures and stewards technologies and applications in the fields of decentralized web software protocols. Foundation’s flagship project is Polkadot - a groundbreaking, open-source platform for innovation in blockchain and decentralized web technologies, paving the way towards a free, fair, secure internet.
Panel Discussion - "The Metaverse, NFTs & Inclusivity in Web3"
Irina Karagyuar - Head of Metaverse Growth at Unique Network | Driving Business & Ecosystem Growth Polkadot | Acting on Climate Change
Aleksander Gansen - Startup Founder & Mentor | Blockchain Evangelist | Digitising Supply Chains | NFT Collector | Lecturer
Stefan Kovach - CEO and Founder of RARERTHINGS the independent web 3.0 advisory service | Angel investor
Moderator - Victoria Luskutova Co-Founder of Badass Bureau | Amplifying women in tech globally.
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"Radha is a Technical Educator at the Web3 Foundation. Prior to joining, he was a faculty at the Department of Computer Science at University of Vermont and has an MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Before venturing into the world of Web3, Radha's primary focus was in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision. He also…
"Radha is a Technical Educator at the Web3 Foundation. Prior to joining, he was a faculty at the Department of Computer Science at University of Vermont and has an MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Before venturing into the world of Web3, Radha's primary focus was in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision. He also taught a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) on Coursera. With over five years of teaching experience and three years of Industry experience as a Software Engineer, Radha is excited to put his skills to use for educating professionals and the general public about the vision of Web3 and its technology stack!"
Head of Metaverse Growth
Supplain & WOF Labs
Co-Founder of Supplain & WOF Labs
CEO and Founder
Irina Karagyaur is the Head of Metaverse Growth at Unique Network, where she leads the business growth activities for the organization. She restlessly works to empower creators and artists to recognize the value of NFTs by providing them with the most advanced tools available. Irina focuses on establishing strategic relationships and community building that are required to bridge the off-chain world with the Metaverse.
She is a Polkadot Head Ambassador for Western Europe, and also London’s Regional Co-Chair to FIBREE (Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise). Irina is the co-founder of Design B2C, a UK crypto-fintech boutique consulting firm that focuses on DeFi, Web 3.0 services, NFT’s, and real estate tokenization.
With over 10 years of experience, she has established herself as an international business development professional in strategic partnerships, analysis of foreign markets, and business planning across the UK, EU, and Russia. Irina holds a BA from the Southern Federal University in Russia, and an MSc in Urban Planning and Policy Design from Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Co-Founder of Supplain & WOFLabs | Digitising Supply Chains | Blockchain Evangelist | NFT Collector | Lecturer @ Taltech | Partner & Lead Mentor @ Nordic Startup School | Lead mentor @ Tehnopol Startup Incubator
Stefan is a senior commercial executive with a passion for disruptive digital businesses. With over 20 years of experience in the travel, entertainment and gaming sectors, having held senior roles in a number of high growth companies including Virgin Atlantic, Opodo, PokerStars, BWIN and FunFair Technologies.
Over this time Stefan has had first hand experience in everything from the early days of the internet and dotcom bubble through the e-commerce, mobile and social revolutions. In the last few years, he has further expanded his horizons by working with decentralised technologies.
Stefan has extensive experience in helping create and scale businesses through developing a clear strategic vision and a strong product-market fit. He has a track record for managing digital businesses, driving successful sales growth, creating powerful brands and marketing strategies and controlling significant P&Ls.
Specialities: Startups, Corporates, Internet, Blockchain, Corporate Strategy, Marketing, Branding, Management, BD, Sales Growth, Entertainment, Gaming, Travel, Defi and NFTs
Badass Bureau & DEIty Dojo
Victoria is an ambitious, proactive, creative PR specialist, journalist, copywriter, event organizer, and interviewer. Loskutova is a founder of DEIty Dojo - an online Web3 edutainment space for females and underrepresented communities. She also runs Badass Bureau - a PR agency for female founders and executives in tech. Victoria organized quite a few small and mid-sized events in Lisbon and Badass Summit, an online conference for digital professionals before (it was mainstream?) the pandemic. She is also an informal education evangelista excited by the new Web3 era and the opportunities it brings to the world. Her mission is to make diversity, equality, and inclusion in tech and Web3 a no-brainer.